Check your account: American Airlines Loyalty Points are now posting

Mar 1, 2022

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Earlier today, American completely revamped how you earn status with the official launch of Loyalty Points.

While you could earn Loyalty Points in both January and February (as a special double-dip period for 2022 only), transactions didn’t initially appear on any frequent flyer accounts.

Now, with the elite qualifying year beginning today, March 1, American has updated its website to show progress towards each level of status with this new qualifying criteria.

While American appears to be progressively rolling this update throughout the day, several TPG staffers have seen their accounts now include Loyalty Points balances.

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Here’s what that looks like.

(Screenshot courtesy of American)

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Once you go to your AAdvantage account homepage, American has unveiled a new user interface that includes both award miles and Loyalty Points balances.

I’m an American Executive Platinum member and my balance was updated just after noon E.T. to reflect 20,676 Loyalty Points earned in January and February of this year.

Not only has the AAdvantage account homepage been updated but the “Activity” section has also received a revamp — for better or worse.

Instead of a line-by-line account of your AAdvantage activity, American has decided to go with a tile-like approach. While you can quickly see more activity at a glance, you are also forced to click through into each tile to see any relevant details.

(Screenshot courtesy of American)

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It appears that American has added all Loyalty Points-accruing activity from January and February as one “promotion bonus.”

(Screenshot courtesy of American)

Remember, American has said that Loyalty Points are only earned on the base AAdvantage miles that you accumulate. For instance, sign-up bonuses, bonus miles earned from special promotions, as well as miles that were purchased, gifted or transferred between accounts or from partners are not eligible.

With this in mind, the best piece of advice is to check your AAdvantage accounts to see if Loyalty Points have posted. From there, confirm that you have received the correct number of points by going through your previous activity in January and February.

We’ll update this post once we have a full analysis of our own TPG staffers’ balances.

More: How to earn American Airlines elite status next year

Featured photo by David Slotnick/The Points Guy.

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